By: Laila El-Ali & Anna Moore. Ebola is short for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Virus The virus has been known since the year of 1976 in Zaire A person.
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What does Ebola look like?
EbolaBy: Laila El-Ali & Anna MooreWhat is it?Ebola is short for Ebola Hemorrhagic FeverVirus The virus has been known since the year of 1976 in ZaireA person knows whether or not they have Ebola, by the symptoms.
What does Ebola look like?
How is Ebola spread from one person to an other?Spreads by:
spread throughout direct contact with an infected and non infected person and their body fluids (The late stage of an Ebola infection is when the spread of Ebola most often occurs).Direct Contact With an Infected PersonExposure to Infected Body Fluids
How Does the Spread of Ebola Occur in Hospital?
The spread of Ebola is very common in hospitals during outbreaks. Proper protection, such as a mask, gown, or gloves, is rarely used in African healthcare facilities. Exposure to the virus has occurred when healthcare workers treated individuals with Ebola hemorrhagic fever without wearing these types of protective clothing.Also if you use an unclean needle to treat an individual when the needle was used for a person with Ebola, you can easily catch the virus.
How can current research help doctors, labs, and universities, etc. & Stop this disease?Avoid traveling to areas of known outbreaks.Wash your hands frequently.Avoid bush meat.Avoid contact with infected people.Follow infection-control procedures.Don't handle remains.Vaccine development.
Who is most susceptible to Ebola? DESCRIPTION OF THE EPIDEMIC AREA :Main focus was in north-central Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo).The major ethnic group is Budza and Lingala (is the principal language).The more populated a country/city/town is, the more the virus will spread. (occurs in mostly in central or north west Africa). Its not just small villages that get affected, larger villages too.The disease spreads from person to person, so the disease can spread to bigger areas.Ebola can also affect scientists that are experimenting with it. (There has been one case of death known from an accident in a lab).Ebola doesnt affect a certain gender, or race more than the other.
History: First found in 1976 in southern Sudan & Northern Zaire.The Ebola virus is part of 4 subtypes; Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Ivory coast, and Ebola-Bundibugyo.Those four subtypes are one cause of the disease in humans.Name Ebola hemorrhagic fever because of a river in Democratic Republic of the Congo (where it was first recognized, Zaire)Symptoms:Sore throatHeadacheDiarrheaRashDeathThe symptoms usually start to appear about 4~6 days after being infected.About the second week of symptoms you experience death. Death occurs because of massive blood loss.Treatment:There is not a cure that kill the virus, but the cures do decline the symptoms.Even with the treatments, about 50-90% of the time death still occurs. Treatment;~oxygen and devices~antibiotics~medications~IV fluids
Most recent cases:CNN states that in the home of where the disease originated (Zaire), there was a bad infection in August 2012Its has killed 10 people, and about 13 more are on the brink of death. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that there are more cases of Ebola arising in the eastern part of the Congo. www.cnn.com/2012/08/21/world/africa/congo-ebola
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